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7 Days Cape Town Cultural Journey, South Africa

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 28000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 31500 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Enjoy a week of outstanding natural beauty, food and drink, coupled with world class contemporary art. This is a rare opportunity to get to know Cape Town and its surrounds, while at the same time experience Africa’s dynamic contemporary art scene, at a key point in its development.

Your hosts, Jessy Lipperts and Kate Crane Briggs will ensure you have a hassle-free holiday, with opportunities to go to places and meet people which would be hard to do on your own. Jessy is from The Netherlands and Kate from England - they having been living in Cape Town for many years and have great knowledge of Cape Town, art and travel. You’ll be amongst the first to see the international Cape Town Art Fair 2018. We’ll visit creative quarters, a studio, township art programs and galleries of note - the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (ZMOCAA ) with over 100 galleries, and will have just opened. These art experiences are carefully interspersed with going to “must-sees”. Cape Town’s center, Table Mountain, sea, nature reserves and top wine estates.

Day 1: Arrival

The first class, privately-owned, Winchester Mansions Hotel, will be our home. It is centrally located with ocean and mountain views – it faces onto Sea Point’s promenade. A chauffeur from the hotel will meet you at Cape Town International Airport (30 minutes drive). At 6:30 pm we’ll all meet for welcome drinks and hopefully the sunset over the sea, before going to the stunning Gold Restaurant nearby for an African inspired dinner.

Day 2: City Centre, ZMOCAA and Cape Town Art Fair

Today we’ll start with getting to know Cape Town and its history, and finish with seeing Africa’s leading contemporary art. In the morning, we’ll bicycle around town with an experienced cycle guide, starting at the V&A Waterfront through the City Bowl, Company’s Gardens and Bo-Kaap. You’ll see striking parts of the city and hear extraordinary stories. Our coffee and cake stop is at Cape Town’s most popular bakery in an area bulldozed in apartheid (District 6). We bicycle back to the V&A Waterfront for lunch, before a special highlights tour of ZMOCAA. It is in a huge heritage former grain silo’s re-imagined by UK designer, Thomas Heatherwick CBE. For those who prefer to walk, we will organize a walking tour instead of the cycling tour. We return to our hotel to relax and freshen up for the Art Fair preview and supper nearby at acclaimed ‘on trend’ restaurant, Villa 47.

Day 3: Cape Peninsula

We’ll be driven along the stunning Atlantic seaboard to the small town of Hout Bay. We’ll stop at its township, Imizamo Yetho to see an inspiring art education programmer for children at risk, Lalela. We’ll travel along Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the “must-do” drives in the world as the views are spectacular. After a 30-minute drive through small villages and coastal areas, we’ll reach the most southwestern point of Africa. Lunch is at the highly rated 2 Oceans Restaurant in the national park with breath-taking sea views. We’ll have a short walk from Cape Point to Cape of Good Hope before heading back to town (one hours’ drive). Late afternoon and supper: Free time (Kate and Jessy can advise – it is likely there will be Art Fair related events that you may want to attend).

Day 4: Table Mountain, Woodstock and Groot Constantia.
We start the day with a short cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain. After savouring the panoramic views, we’ll head to the gritty, creative neighborhood of Woodstock, 10 minutes away. We’ll have a whistle stop tour of key contemporary art galleries and street art.
Lunch: Superette in Woodstock. In the afternoon, we’ll travel 15 mins to Groot Constantia, home of South Africa’s first vineyards – founded in 1685. With impressive Dutch Cape architecture and house museum, we’ll get a feel of life for the first European setters. We’ll have a cellar tour with chocolate and wine tasting. Back in town for the evening, we will enjoy live jazz with supper underneath St George’s cathedral in The Crypt Restaurant.

Day 5: Gospel Church, Kalk Bay and Boulders Beach.

Our morning will celebrate life with a visit to a community church with a beautiful African gospel choir. We’ll then make our way to the charming small fishing town, Kalk Bay full of small shops and galleries. We’ll visit an artists’ collective studio and have lunch at Harbour House, famous for its fish and position by the breaking waves. In the afternoon, we’ll travel 10 minutes further along the coast to Simon’s Town to see the endangered African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Day 6: Stellenbosch and Winelands.

An hour’s drive from our hotel, we’ll go to the small historic town of Stellenbosch. Our first stop is a sculpture garden “oasis”, created by world renowned wildlife sculptor, Dylan Lewis. We’ll then drive through the centre of Stellenbosch to the Rupert Museum with its collection of South African modern “greats”.

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Stellenbosch:
Our three course lunch will be just outside Stellenbosch at luxurious Delaire Graff wine. Afterwards there is the option for wine-tasting or visiting briefly Tokara wine estate opposite, which also has artworks of interest (and an excellent deli/shop). Supper (you’ll not need much) – at the hotel or nearby – your choice (Kate and Jessy will make suggestions).

Day 7: Free Day and Farewell Dinner.

Free time – Robben Island. Watershed design and craft market, South African National Gallery, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Kloof St shops, District 6 Museum, Castle of Good Hope, ZMOCAA, galleries, golf, beach day… Jessy and Kate will be happy to advise. Our last meal together will be at The Stack’s brasserie, off the hip Kloof Street in town. It is in a classic old Cape house but with an interior striking for its contemporary African design.

Day 8: Departure.

Our last day – nothing scheduled but let us know if you wish to go on safari and travel elsewhere in Africa (or before the trip begins). We hope you leave with fond memories of our beloved Cape Town and with a refreshed love and understanding for African contemporary art.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Price Includes:
- 7 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy at the Winchester Mansion Hotel, Bed & Breakfast included.
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
- 4 dinners in superb restaurants.
- 5 lunches of which 3 in top notch restaurants.
- All tours and excursions as mentioned above.
- All entrance fees as mentioned above.
- Table Mountain Cable Car return ticket.
- Donations for Lalela & church visit.
- Information bag.
- Transport in an air conditioned vehicle with Kate and Jessy as your accredited tourist guides and tour managers (some days just one of us however mostly both as we don't want to miss out on all the fun but at times our families need us).

Price Excludes:
-International flight, Robben Island ticket, Travel Insurance, Other meals.
-Drinks, Personal expenses like laundry, souvenirs and phone calls.

Itinerary could change slightly in case of unforeseen circumstances like bad weather.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are per person sharing
12 guests - 28000 ZAR/ 2000 EUR/ 2120 USD.
10 guests - 29000 ZAR/ 2071 EUR/ 2200 USD.
8 guests - 30000 ZAR/ 2143 EUR/ 2272 USD.
6 guests - 31500 ZAR/ 2250 EUR/ 2390 USD.
(tour is prices in ZAR, euro/USD exchange rate might change).

Single Supplement: euro 700.

About This Supplier
Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2008

M18395 a designer of bespoke family adventures, educational travel and special interest groups, with style of course. Our mission is to share our passion for South Africa with you. We prefer to do it in such a way that you really get to experience the amazing hospitality, the diversity of the different regions and...

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